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  1. Order of Yugoslavian People's Army

    I've never seen that a Private was awarded with such orders and I belive they never were. I've seen a few documented orders awarded to a non-commissioned officers but those were the lowest 3rd class awards. I belive that 2nd and 1st classes were only awarded to commissioned officers. These orders were also awarded to military officials (vojni službenici). Those were special ranks that were equal to normal ranks but didn't have a privilege of commanding the units during peace. There were 9 classes of those ranks, 1st was equal to Colonel and 9th was equal to Sergeant. The highest decoration that I've seen that was awarded to a military official was Order of People's Army 3rd class although I belive they could be awarded with the higher class.
  2. Order of Yugoslavian People's Army

    Very nice, thanks for sharing!
  3. Ján Prna-partisan in Odesa

    Amazing set!
  4. Croatian Officer in Austria-Hungarian Army Vrbon

    That's cool. I don't collect fascist Croatia though. I only collect Yugoslav Partisan items from that period.
  5. Socialist Yugoslavia Fakes!

    Prove me wrong but this one smells fishy to me.
  6. Croatian Officer in Austria-Hungarian Army Vrbon

    The surname can't be Vrbon. It's probably Vrban.
  7. Ivan Kosančić

    Thanks for the reply! That's the exact info I've found on wikipedia but I couldn't find a reliable source that confirms that info.
  8. Ivan Kosančić

    I am looking for information about Ivan Kosančić. I can't find any reliable information about this supposed hero of the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. Did he even exist as a historical person or is he a creation of epic poetry? Sorry for non-militaria topic!
  9. 40 years of reign medal Montenegro

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing the medals and info.
  10. I picked this up a couple of years ago at a local flea market along with a medal for war merits. My knowledge is limited so I'm wondering if it's authentic.
  11. Yugoslavia - Shinny IKOM orders

    I've seen a few of those orders with two screw nuts but I'm not sure about their authenticity.
  12. Great thread! Thank you everyone for the photos.
  13. Bringing History to life...

    Very nice Larry! I really admire your work.
  14. Order of Yugoslavian People's Army

    2nd class awarded in 1985 to a technical Lieutenant-Colonel. Without hallmarks.
  15. Order of Military Merit

    Thanks! They must have had a big supply.
  16. Order of Yugoslavian People's Army

    Finally took better photos of few of my pieces. 3rd class awarded in 1974 to a technical Captain 1st class. IKOM, rooster in hexagon and 900 silver hallmarks.
  17. Awards of Electronic Warfare Troops

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
  18. Order of Military Merit

    The last one from my collection... 6 torches, 2nd class awarded in 1979 to a technical Major. IKOM, rooster in pentagram and 900 silver hallmarks.
  19. Order of Military Merit

    5 torches, 2nd class awarded in 1971 to an infantry Major. IKOM, rooster in hexagon and 900 silver hallmarks. This puzzles me since rooster in hexagon is a hallmark for 800 silver.
  20. Order of Military Merit

    I've never seen one with hallmarked wreath. I've finally taken better photos of my examples. 5 torches, 3rd class awarded in 1967 to a technical Lieutenant. IKOM, rooster in pentagram and 900 silver hallmarks.
  21. Order of Military Merit

    Very nice guys! I will take detailed photos of my pieces and post them in the future since I posted obverse only.
  22. Socialist Yugoslavia Medals and Orders in Wear

    Soviet made Order for Bravery